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Exhibit: Book of Cranes, A Convocation of Artists, Poets & Cranes

A Book of Cranes is a collaboration of 12 New Mexico artists and poets.


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Jan 03, 2015
09:00 AM - 05:00 PM


Open Space Visitor Center
6500 Coors Rd. NW
Albuquerque, NM 87120


Exhibition: January 3 – March 29, 2015

HOURS: The Open Space Visitor Center Gallery is open Tuesday through Sunday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Entry is free.

Opening Reception:

January 10, 2015 | 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

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A Book of Cranes is a collaboration of 12 New Mexico artists and poets. The project took place in 2012 in Albuquerque over a year’s time.  The poet artists awaited the cranes’ arrival, watched them in the fields and along the Rio Grande, and witnessed their departure. Throughout the year they exchanged poetry in a Japanese form called renga.

Autumn in New Mexico
early snow on the Sandia Mountains
morning glories bloom all day –
a season for Cranes.

A Book of Cranes is a large, accordion style folding screen book that measures 24” x 32” x 5” with a 16’ open, extended length. The original art is a variety of silk paintings, watercolors, and woodcut prints.  Japanese style renga poetry is written in brush calligraphy on handmade paper.

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Participating artists and poets are: Vicki Bolen, Geraldine Brussel, Deborah Cole, Dale Harris, Stephanie Lerma, Lou Liberty, Margy O’Brien, Ginger Rice, Judith Roderick, Mary Sweet, Linney Wix, and Richard Wolfson.

Join us for the opening reception on January 10, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.  The show runs through March 29.

Learn more about A Book of Cranes at and on Facebook at Book of Cranes.  Contact Dale Harris at [email protected] with inquiries about the art and artists.